Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Roforofo Fight-LP-South

Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Roforofo Fight

Fela’s poetic use of broken English helped in resonating his message throughout Anglophone Africa.

The lyrics of ‘Roforofo Fight’ illustrate Fela’s frustration at intolerant, violent human behaviour by depicting a fight that breaks out in the streets in Lagos.

‘Go Slow’ is a 17:22 minute groove of first-generation funk featuring a rhythmic interplay so intrinsic to Fela’s Afrobeat. Lyrically, the song uses traffic jams in Lagos as a metaphor to critique the harmful social and environmental impact of urbanisation.